Friday, May 20, 2022

Food & Wine

Enlightening Wines for Chanukah

Chanukah is the celebration of many miracles. The menorah and its candles symbolize these miracles and our desire and commitment to telling the world about them. They also remind us to keep our faith in Hashem watching over Am Yisrael, even in the most difficult times. Chanukah should


Sen Sakana, Serving Nikkei Cuisine, A Peruvian-Japanese Combination, Is Now Kosher

Sen Sakana, a sleek, modern restaurant with an enviable location between Times Square and Fifth Avenue in New York City had to close during the COVID-19 lockdown after being open for only two and a half years. But there was a silver lining. “My rabbi, Rabbi Gerkov of Chabad of Passaic


No-Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Torte With Ganache

I saw a two-ingredient no-bake pumpkin chocolate torte somewhere on the internet last week, and decided to try it. The torte itself seemed too simple to even work… Just a small can of pureed pumpkin, and the same amount of melted chocolate chips. That’s it. Weird, right? But I tried it for you, made some important adjustments


‘Chanukah Presents’ From The Jewish Link Wine Guide Team

It’s an exciting time for our Jewish Link Wine Guide tasting group, as we gear up for our winter tastings. Our plans progress toward presenting the second annual Jewish Link Wine Guide before Pesach this year. We hope that the COVID restrictions that were in place last year will be


Sufganiyot and Ponchikot for Chanukah

From Israel have come two popular foods for Chanukah—sufganiyot or jelly doughnuts and ponchikot, which are ball-shaped or resemble a doughnut hole.

Try these for Chanukah this year.

Classic Sufganiyot


Joseph’s Technicolor Rainbow Cookies and Seven-Layer Cakes

Parshat Vayeshev inspiration:

“And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son of his old age; and he made him a fine woolen tunic (of many colors).”

I decided to recreate Joseph’s


Easy Kosher Cooking Tips That Would Make Your Food Healthy And Delicious

According to popular belief, the term “kosher” refers to food and cooking methods that Jewish people use. Similar to Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine, etc., there’s the Jewish method of cooking food. 

If you want to adhere to the Jewish cooking regulations, you must be familiar with the term to pronounce it. The dietary law which


Teaneck Native Eitan Bernath ‘Eats the World’

Highlighting: “Eitan Eats the World” by Eitan Bernath. Clarkson Potter. 2022. English. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN-13:  978-0593235362.

Many remember 19-year-old Eitan Bernath of Teaneck from his cooking debut on Chopped’s first-ever kids episode back in 2014.


Resilience Amidst Challenges in the Kosher Food Industry

Along with the noshing and schmoozing at Kosherfest on November 9-10, real business was conducted. Cancelled last year due to the pandemic, Kosherfest, the trade show where buyers and sellers meet, returned to the Meadowlands with makers of new products looking for distributors, and distributors looking for shelf space at


Put the ‘Happy’ in Chanukah With These Cool and Creative Cookies

(Courtesy of Kayco) Chanukah this year starts November 28 and concludes December 6. This festive Jewish holiday is traditionally celebrated with specific foods and desserts .

Kayco, America’s largest source for on- trend, gourmet-forward kosher products, debuts two serious twists on the


Best Bites of Kosherfest 2021

After sacrificing last year’s event due to the pandemic, Kosherfest returned last week to the excitement of thousands in the kosher food world. Hundreds of booths yielded samples for all to enjoy and a much more intimate level of networking for attendees. Here are some of the best bites


‘Healthier’ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

The pumpkin chocolate chip loaf made by my cousin Laurie, z”l, is continuing to thrive in my family’s kitchen every autumn. It’s a perfect pareve dessert and breakfast item (lunch, afternoon snack, dinner…). The fall flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice pair perfectly, so all that’s left is really to lighten it up.

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